BioMed Research International / 2019 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Comparative Analysis between Three Different Lumbar Decompression Techniques (Microscopic, Tubular, and Endoscopic) in Lumbar Canal and Lateral Recess Stenosis: Preliminary Report

Table 2

The Comparison between 3 different decompressive techniques.

Endoscopic  
(N=164)
Tubular  
(N=34)
Microscopic  
(N=72)

AnesthesiaEpidural (N=52)   
or General (N=112)
EpiduralEpidural
Skin incision (mm)1016-1825-35
Retractor for  
working space
Ø 10mm CannulaØ 1.6~1.8mm TubeTaylor retractor
Operative  
instruments
Ø 3.5, 4.5mm burr  
Endoscopic Kerrison punch  
(3, 4, 5 mm)
Ø 5, 6mm burr  
Kerrison punch  
(3,5 mm)
HemostasisRadiofrequency,   
Irrigative pressure
Bipolar, Suction